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How to: Thakoon’s starry midnight blue eyes

Blue is a color associated with sweeping skies and crystal clear waters which is probably why one of the biggest make up trends for summer 2013 is blue eyeshadow. The striking looks brought about by blue makeup have created such statements that we can be sure the trend will go on until the fall season – and Thakoon took note of this. What do you…

See, do, read, check out: a Fashioniser’s guide to the weekend

Either people haven’t read The Great Gatsby, don’t get it, or just don’t care: the contradictory nature of all those opulent themed Gatsby parties being thrown right now. Plus, Audrey Hepburn’s much admired street style, and – post Met Gala – the question of punk-as-fashion. After the break, your round-up of things to see, do, read (and maybe even drink) this weekend.

Get your punk on: the tough accessories to snap up right now

Picture an evening gown with plunging neckline and floor-sweeping hem. Now add some tough accessories: an upper-ear cuff, a spiked tiara, a studded clutch, a sharp talon ring… any of these things can change the mood of the look instantly and completely. And yet, they maintain a luxuriousness, adding an edge rather than necessarily taking over. This is punk as fashion statement, not as subculture.…

How to get Cara Delevingne’s punk braided hairstyle

Interpreting the theme of punk can yield a great many different looks – as this year’s Met Gala proved. Cara Delevingne‘s outfit of a studded Burberry dress wasn’t the most extreme, but it did stick in the mind for being the kind of look any girl would want to make her own. And much of the effect also came down to her smokey eyes, studded…

Katy Perry crowned at the MET Gala

It wasn’t hard to adore every inch of Dolce & Gabbana’s autumn 2013 collection when it took to its Milanese catwalk. And it was just as easy to adore it at the MET Gala as the gilt mosaic collection crowned Katy Perry.

Cara Delevingne is your studded vamp

Cara Delevingne’s look from the MET Gala‘s Punk: Chaos to Couture opening could be described as something of a Morticia Addams one were it not for the padlocked, mesh clutch bag she had in hand. All plunge and studs, the model took to the Gala’s red carpet decked out in Burberry.